John Stewart Poop 2017


What else can be said about a shitcake of a year. I am done ranting about pop music. My focus is more on the current situation that is going on in our country and what we must do to resist. Anyway there is no rhyme or reason to what I like. But I will not bow to social pressure to like something I don’t think is very good. But anyway I am not here to criticize what I don’t like. It seems we don’t value critical thinking much these days. Anyway most of the best albums came from classic rock artists but being pop radio is ageist, they won’t get traction. But I made an effort to balance the old with the new. So anyway here’s what made my best of this year
Buy Kamasi Washington-Harmony of Difference New or Used via Amazon
Buy New or Used via Amazon
Rent via iTunes [?]
Buy Greta Van Fleet-Black Smoke Rising/From the Fires New or Used via Amazon
Buy New or Used via Amazon
Rent via iTunes [?]
Buy Roger Waters-Is This the Life We Want New or Used via Amazon
Buy New or Used via Amazon
Rent via iTunes [?]
Buy Kendrick Lamar-Damn New or Used via Amazon
Buy New or Used via Amazon
Rent via iTunes [?]
Buy Lorde-Melodrama New or Used via Amazon
Buy New or Used via Amazon
Rent via iTunes [?]
Buy Depeche Mode-Spirit New or Used via Amazon
Buy New or Used via Amazon
Rent via iTunes [?]
Buy Robert Plant-Carry Fire New or Used via Amazon
Buy New or Used via Amazon
Rent via iTunes [?]
Buy Deep Purple-InFinite New or Used via Amazon
Buy New or Used via Amazon
Rent via iTunes [?]
Buy Mastodon-Emperor of Sand New or Used via Amazon
Buy New or Used via Amazon
Rent via iTunes [?]

My Best Albums of 2017
1. Kamasi Washington – Harmony of Difference
2. Greta Van Fleet – Black Smoke Rising/From the Fires
3. Roger Waters – Is This the Life We Want
4. Kendrick Lamar – Damn
5. Lorde – Melodrama
6. Depeche Mode – Spirit
7. Robert Plant – Carry Fire
8. Deep Purple – InFinite
9. Mastodon – Emperor of Sand
10. Arcade Fire – Everything Now
11. Waxahatchee – Out In the Storm
12. Cheap Trick – We’re All Alright!
13. Charlotte Gainsbourg – Grief

My Favourite Reissues of 2017
1. Jackie Shane – Any Other Way
2. Prince – Purple Rain (Deluxe Edition)
3. King Crimson – Earthbound
4. The Creation – Action Painting
5. Husker Du – Savage Young Du
6. Various Artists – Acid Nightmares
7. Beach Boys – Sunshine Tomorrow (1967)
8. The Beatles – Sgt Pepper (Deluxe Edition)
9. Queen – News of The World
10. The Doors – The Singles
11. The Golliwogs – (Pre CCR) 1964-67
12. The Zombies – Odessey And Oracle
13. David Bowie – Cracked Actor (Live 1974)
14. Neil Young – Hitchhiker
15. Metallica – Master Of Puppets

Favourite Single Tracks
1. Greta Van Fleet – Highway Song
2. Kendrick Lamar – Humble
3. Depeche Mode – Where’s the Revolution
4. Robert Plant – The May Queen
5. Portugal the Man – Feel It Still
6. Sofi Tukker – Best Friend
7. Lorde – Perfect Places
8. LCD-Soundsystem – Call the Police
9. Run The Jewels – Mean Demeanor
10. Kamasi Washington – The Truth
11. Gorillaz – Human
12. Noel Gallagher’s High Flying Birds – Holy Mountain
13. Arcade Fire – Everything Now
14. Randy Newman – Putin
15. Frank Ocean – Chanel

Rest In Peace
Chuck Berry, Chris Cornell, Chester Bennington, J. Geils, Gregg Allman, David Axelrod, Clyde Stubblefield, Larry Coryell, Arthur Blythe, Prodigy, Glen Campbell, Barbara Cook, Maggie Roche, Walter Becker, Holger Czukay, Jaki Liebzeit, Jessi Zazu, Grant Hart, Jon Hendricks, David Cassidy, Malcolm Young, Johnny Hallyday, Fats Domino, Grady Tate, Gord Downie, Charles Bradley and Tom Petty.

Another rough year but we are getting older and our heroes are dying off. Still for whom the bell tolls, time marches on.

Shout out to MeToo and TimesUp. Let’s see more people who deserve to be knocked down such as Trump, Pence, Ryan.

And remember, friends don’t let friends read Pitchfork.

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